Category: Writing vs. Living

How to Write in an Age of Anxiety

Yeah, I know. For those whose work lives aren’t considered “vital” during the pandemic (and why are there so many of us?), there’s plenty out there telling you how to buckle down and get work done at home—and some of…

Paying Attention: Darkness into Light

On this past Solstice eve, instead of celebrating by the fire with friends, I went to Lahey hospital for a last minute MRI, to rule out something an ultrasound had picked up.  The details of that true story don’t matter,…

Embracing Writer’s Hygge

It is bleak midwinter, the days are short and dark, and the writing woes loom large. Rejections are piled up at your door thicker than the snowdrifts, the writer’s block is larger than the pyramids of Giza, or you just…

Writers Share What They Are Thankful For

It’s that time of year when grandma makes everyone go around the Thanksgiving table to name the one thing they’re thankful for. In that spirit, I asked Novel Incubator friends and alums to share what they’re thankful for in their…